Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Nunca olvida...
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Ya que este mundo abandono
antes de dar cuenta a Dios,
aquí para entre los dos
mi confesión te diré.
Con toda el alma perdono
hasta a los que siempre he odiado.
¡A ti que tanto te he amado
nunca te perdonaré!


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Never forget...", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Jamais n'oublie...", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Jeroen Scholten , Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 42

Never forget...
Language: English  after the Spanish (Español) 
Now that I abandon this world,
before rendering account to God,
I will tell you my confession
here, face-to-face.
I pardon with all my soul
even those people I have always hated.
As for you, whom I have loved so much,
I will never forgive you!


  • Translation from Spanish (Español) to English copyright © 2018 by Andrew Schneider, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-29
Line count: 8
Word count: 46